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This prominent plaza divides the old from the new Uruguay, and is surrounded by an interesting array of architectural styles. It also contains a statue of General Artigas, considered the father of Uruguay.
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Beautiful Park with a marvelous statue as it's focal centerpiece. As you look around the park, the architecture is wonderful. The presidential offices are right off the Plaza. If you are lucky, you get to see some dignitaries going inside. Beautiful spot in a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lawrence V
Reviewed yesterday

Peaceful and calm place in Montevideo worth visiting for taking pictures and just chill around. its a gate to old town of Montevideo so you cant miss it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mihailos2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

The buildings are so splendid and the local shops are a joy to view. Well worth the visit. The local restaurants are also worth finding. There is also markets in the weekends. Great way to relax in the weekends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank astromanhere
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated just outside the old city, it has an old entrance arch at one end. The Presidential office block and palace are on this square as well as the usual monuments. Also the starting point for the Free Walking Tour, a tour that in itself...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PKH624
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is large. It is the start of Avenida 18 de Julio. It is surrounded by high rise buildings. It has Palacio Salvo on one side and the entrance to the Ciudad Vieja- Puerta de la Citadela- on the other. It provides great photo ops,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adamoroianu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The surrounding buildings have terrific history. The trees make for welcome shade on a hot day. Eating spots and cafes on all sides. A place to rest your feet and get your bearings while on a walking tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peterbJ2738MM
Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic square befitting any capital city, Independencia links the modern city with the old town/port area....the beating heart of Montevideo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NC0114
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is within walking distance from the cruise pier Within the square are multiple attractions with beautiful architecture The government palace,Palacio Salvo,Casa de Gobierno,and the Citadel Gate This square is also surrounded by restaurants and shops Love it !!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank allanamyt2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This whole square is just beautiful, the Plaza itself was the old Presidential palace, its stunning, ee took some fantastic photo's from the outside, ... The new Presidential palace is to be found at this area on the square as well as the Cathedral. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BM471
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Independence Square unfortunately was only a brief picture stop, but it was one of the more photogenic spots in Montevideo. I especially liked the equestrian statue in the square and the nice architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary6353
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